Declining the President’s Invitation – Classic Tim Duncan

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Declining the President’s Invitation – Classic Tim Duncan

 

During his whole career, Tim Duncan has always been a special player – on and off the court. Humble, quiet, introvert and not caring what others thought of him. He has never played the media game, nor the marketing game to its fullest, always doing what he felt was right.

Now, after his active playing career has come to an end, he hasn’t changed how he acts one bit.

Tim’s former teammate Bruce Bowen said that┬áTim Duncan┬áturned down a personal invitation from Barack Obama to attend the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Tim, his legacy is always going to be more of the foundation guy in San Antonio and a guy that wasn’t ever concerned with the limelight, but more importantly concerned with others, making sure that they could really reach the most out of their potential.

It’s not often you find individuals like that. And it’s funny that he was offered an opportunity to fly here with the president of the United States, and he discussed it with me and I’m like, “You’re going, right?” He was like, “You know I’m not about that stuff.” Even that moment where you’d say, “I sure would like to be a part of that,” it doesn’t happen with Tim because he’s not concerned with that stuff.

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